The Reality of Religion and Family Planning

Rev. Elizabeth Kamara, a recent graduate of the USHAPE Family Planning Level 2 Course and the Chaplain at Bwindi Community Community Hospital shares with us her views on the controversial relationship between Religion and Family Planning. As a write this, I am well convinced that there could be many people who share the same thinking…

Our new Pastor graduates the USHAPE Advanced Family Planning course

A New Year and a New Pastor has joined Bwindi Community Hospital, taking over the hospital chaplaincy from Rev. Bagaba. Rev. Elizabeth has thrown herself whole heartedly into life here at Bwindi, and in the spirit of this progressive forward thinking institution she has spent her first week undertaking the Advanced Family Plannng Cetificate with…

Want to join the USHAPE team on the ground in Uganda? 

RCGP International are currently recruiting for a full time qualified GP to volunteer at Bwindi Community Hospital next year for 12 months. Part of this role would involve implementing and supporting the USHAPE project on the ground in Bwindi. To find out more check out this video from our current RCGP volunteers Dr Claire Marie…

Peace’s Story

Dear friends and supporters of USHAPE, I am very pleased to introduce you to one of my favourite USHAPE graduates and a colleague of ours here at Bwindi Community Hospital…the delightful, compassionate and inspiring Peace Atwongyeire. Dr Claire Thomas, USHAPE Bwindi Clinical Lead I am called Peace Atwongyeire and I am currently working at Bwindi…

Engaging with Village Health Teams

Dr Ceri Gallivan, UK RCGP volunteer at Bwindi Community Hospital reports on the latest USHAPE activities in the Kanungu District This month we have had 4 days of VHT teaching in the community. VHTs are volunteer village health workers. There are several VHTs in each village and they are each assigned to a certain number…

Pre-Service Training for Family Planning in Uganda

USHAPE are honoured to again share with you an article written by the American journalist Barbara Thomas, whilst undertaking missionary work in Uganda. On this occasion Barbara has written about the Family Planning Training undertaken by nurses and staff at Bwindi Community Hospital.   Family Planning Training for Uganda Nursing School Students Barbara Thomas  …

Why Family Planning Matters to Us All

USHAPE are honoured to share with you all a copy of the article written by Barbara Thomas US journalist doing missionary work in south-west Uganda, who kindly wrote about the USHAPE project and the ongoing work at Bwindi Community Hospital.    Why Family Planning Matters to Us All Barabara Thomas   For several weeks, Bwindi Community…